D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is seeking feedback from District residents, workers and employers through a virtual town hall Wednesday evening and an online survey regarding the District’s reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The measures were taken after launching the ReOpenDC Advisory Group, whose virtual town hall will provide an opportunity for District residents to learn about the work of ReOpenDC and to ask questions of Bowser and ReOpenDC co-chairs Susan Rice and Michael Chertoff.
“Like cities and countries around the world, the District’s response to [the pandemic] has been unprecedented, and so too will be the process of reopening,” Bowser said. “Every resident has a seat at the table and an opportunity to share their perspective, thoughts, and dreams. Our hope isn’t just to simply ReOpenDC, but to be a better D.C. when we do reopen.”
The ReOpenDC survey, which can also be accessed on coronavirus.dc.gov/reopendc, asks residents to share their feedback regarding reopening, as well as any ideas, concerns or feedback about reopening.
“Our focus will be on harnessing the best ideas from residents and experts across the public and private sectors to plan the re-opening of the District,” Rice said. “Only through active and ongoing engagement with our neighbors will we be able to form a plan for reopening that aligns with public expectations while emphasizing the need to improve the quality-of-life of all District residents.”
The virtual town hall takes place at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 29. To register, go to coronavirus.dc.gov/reopendc.